Friday, March 29, 2013

Atari 2600 Development in OSX Using DOS Box

Atari 2600 development is easy under OS X using DOS Box.

You will need:
• Dos Box -
• DASM -
• Stella -
• VCS.H -

• Make a new directory under OS X for DOS
• Copy DASM, and VCS.H to this DOS directory 
• Mount this DOS directory as a virtual disk in DOS Box.("mount c ~/dos" for example)
• To compile a ROM, enter "dasm input_file_name.asm -f3 -ooutput_file_name.bin"
• To edit a .asm code file, use Textedit
• To run a .bin ROM image, use Stella